‘Animal Attributes And Peculiar Personas’

Caroline Waite, well-known for her mixed media work, surprised me. And that’s a good thing. Artists, by definition, do not stand still, switching up their creativity to produce new ideas and techniques. Waite’s latest series is a mini-art history lesson about 16th- and 18th-century European portrait painting coupled with her own special found object touches. She’s added three-dimensional ceramic heads onto the portraits, “ … trying to portray in my own painted versions the gorgeous costumes, historical and symbolic significance of these works. I am making my own observations to their particular characteristics with the addition of these ‘grafted’ heads — sometimes human, sometimes animal.”


Gallery Hertz
1253 S. Preston St.

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‘Animal Attributes And Peculiar Personas’

Jo Anne Triplett is the contributing visual arts editor at LEO Weekly. She’s a past member of the Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Public Art, was the content advisor on the Glassworks Building video, and has written for Louisville Magazine, Kentucky Homes and Gardens and the national publication Glass Craftsman. Jo Anne came to Louisville from Washington, D.C. where she worked as a researcher and writer for the Smithsonian American Art Museum.



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